Rita Willie

Rita Willie

Thursday, August 6th, 1931 Sunday, November 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Rita Willie

On the evening of November 24, 2019 Rita M. Willie went to be with the lord at the age of 88.
Rita was born to Thomas and Helen (Heusey) Comito in 1931. She grew up in Queens, NY and attended Andrew Jackson High School and Western Connecticut State University. Rita was married 67 years to her childhood sweetheart Andrew Willie and together they raised 5 children Dru, Tod, Jay, Kim and Amy.
Rita was a great humanitarian and volunteered her services to many charitable organizations including meals on wheels, teaching Sunday School, being a Girl Scout leader, and as a Court Advocate for children. Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren and revered the natural things in life particularly the sunsets, gardening, oceans, songs of the birds, and the American Indian spirit. She loved to travel and preferred to experience it as the locals do and not as a tourist always learning about the history and culture.
Rita is preceded in death by her father Thomas, her mother Helen and brother Thomas Comito, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Andrew; her 5 children, Dru Saren, Tod Willie, Jay Willie, Kim Pearce, and Amy Mangold; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; her brother Anthony Comito; her sister Anita Thompson and several cousins’ nieces and nephews. There will not be a public memorial service but a celebration of life will be announced for a future date.
In lieu of flowers monetary donations may be made in memory of Rita Willie to: Ability Beyond, 4 Berkshire Boulevard, Bethel, CT 06801, (888) 832-8247 Email: To leave an online condolence visit

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pat llodra

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rita Willie and extend our deepest sympathy to Andy, and all the family. Rita had such grace and dignity - and always a good word for others. Her kindness and compassion, and commitment to good works were her hallmarks. She made a positive difference in the lives of many. Pat and Bob Llodra
Comment | Posted at 03:27pm via Condolence

Gabriela Sarmiento Knapp

Our deepest sympathy for your lost. Rita was such a wonderful women. James and Gabriela Knapp
Comment | Posted at 10:22pm via Condolence

Robert Geckle

Dear Willie Family

We re so sorry for Rita’s passing. She was such a wonderful spirit but know you will find comfort in all that she did for her family and our community.

Love : Bob and Kathy Geckle
Comment | Posted at 06:15pm via Condolence

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